Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC
1 Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US, 02871

2003 Beneteau 473

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
Year 2003
Length 47 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Beneteau USA
Price $214,500


The Beneteau 473 is one of the most popular models Beneteau built...incredibly spacious down below with three-cabins and two-heads...all while providing a nimble cruising platform capable of simple daysailing or long distance passages.  And this 473 is easily one of the best equipped examples that can be found anywhere.  Her owner is a marine professional who has fastidiously prepared this boat for a year-long cruise complete with new sails, canvas, solar and much more.  She has been fully outfitted for long distance cruising comfort and safety.   You will not find a better equipped boat on the market.  And, as you will see from her extensive upgrades and refits over the last five years, she is in top notch shape.


Year built 2003
Category Sail
Length 47 ft
Beam 14.17 ft
Liferaft Capacity 6
Cabins 3
Double Berths 4
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID BEY79129D303
Keel Bulb Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 63 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 56 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 209 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 13 gal
Ballast 8,157 lb
Displacement 24,277 lb
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: 63hp
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 63hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Year: 2003
Engine Hours: 1300
Manufacturer Provided Description

The redesiged Beneteau 473 combines extraordinary interior comfort, volume, and light with bluewater strength. Designed by Groupe Finot, this design offers a unique combination of elegant lines with extraordinary space and performance. The 473 boasts more features and creature comforts than ever before in a boat this size. The Beneteau 473 was awarded 2001 Boat of the Year Best Production Cruiser.

Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • Westerbeke 8kw genset - 380hrs
  • Cruise watermaker - 30gal/hr
  • 2015 New Northstar AGM batteries - 725 amp/hrs - 4x house, 1x engine, 1x genset
  • Lewmar bow thruster
  • Cruiseair air conditioning & reverse-cycle heat - 2 zones
  • 2015 New 400-watt solar charging system (4 panels on bimini)
  • 2013 New Balmar 120amp alternator
  • Freedom Xantrex Link 1000 100-amp inverter/charger
  • 2015 New 10-gallon hot water heater
  • Forward head - Jabsco electric - 2015 New macerator
  • Aft head - Jabsco manual - 2015 New macerator
  • 2013 New Autopro
  • 2014 New salt water washdown in anchor locker
  • 2013 New 12-volt Hella fans
  • 2013 New LED exterior & interior lighting
  • 2015 New LED Tri-color light
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Safe
  • CO detector
  • Magma grill

Nav Station

  • Raymarine ST 60 Multi repeater
  • Raymarine RC520 GPS plotter
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF
  • Kenwood KMR-355W AM/FM/CD
  • JVC CD-RW 12-disk changer


  • Vesper Marine Watchmate XB-8000 wifi AIS
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST 60 Tridata
  • Raymarine ST 60 Multi
  • Raymarine ST 6000 autopilot
  • Raymarine RL70C plotter/radar
  • Standard Horizon RAM microphone
  • Volvo bow thruster
  • Iridium Go satellite telephone
Safety Gear
  • 2012 10'6" Achilles rigid bottom inflatable dinghy
  • 2012 15hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard
  • Viking 6-person liferaft - certified thru 2018
  • Ditch bag
  • 2-personal EPIRB's
  • Jack lines & safety harnesses
  • Iridium satellite phone
  • Vesper Marine AIS
  • Manson Supreme 60lb anchor w/ 150' chain & 200' rode
  • Lewmar quick-set 55lb anchor w/ 150' chain & 200' rode
  • Simpson electric anchor windlass
Upgrades & Refits


  • AGM genset starting battery


  • 4 x AGM house batteries
  • 400-watt solar charging system
  • 10-gal hot water heater
  • Lewmar hatches replaced
  • Macerator pumps
  • Tri-color light
  • Mast wiring
  • Rig unstepped and inspected


  • Quantum in-mast furling mainsail w/ vertical battens
  • Quantum 145% roller furling genoa
  • Quantum staysail
  • Quantum asymmetric cruising spinnaker with ATN snuffer
  • Saltwater washdown in anchor locker
  • Jabsco aft manual head



  • AGM engine start battery
  • Balmar 120-amp alternator
  • Dodger, bimini & connector
  • Autoprop
  • Hella 12-volt fans
  • LED lighting


  • 10'6" Achilles rigid bottom inflatable
  • 15hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


For more information and to schedule an appointment to get aboard, call W Craig Nann, CPYB at 401-683-9200 or email

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